Album: Born Again
Producer: Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Sean Combs
Label: Bad Boy
One of the few redeeming features of the Born Again project is that Eminem does a fine job of sticking to the twisted concept of Biggie's original '93 track on the updated version of "Dead Wong." Covering bestiality, dismemberment, cannibalism, and murder by reason of insanity (hardly new ground for Slim Shady), Em executes his trademark multi-syllable rhyme technique with such assuredness that he manages to survive sharing the stage with the King of New York and walk away with his dignity intact, a feat which very few MCs can lay claim to.
What Marshall's verse may lack in shock-factor (at least in comparison to B.I.G.'s brutal bars) is more than compensated for by the seemingly effortless delivery and A-list flow.